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5 TED Talks Teachers And Students Should Both Watch - Edudemic

5 TED Talks Teachers And Students Should Both Watch - Edudemic | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
These are some of our favorite TED Talks that we think both teachers and students alike will learn from and enjoy.
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DNA: The book of you - Joe Hanson

DNA: The book of you - Joe Hanson | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
Your body is made of cells -- but how does a single cell know to become part of your nose, instead of your toes? The answer is in your body's instruction book: DNA.
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Myths and misconceptions about evolution - Alex Gendler

Myths and misconceptions about evolution - Alex Gendler | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
How does evolution really work? Actually, not how some of our common evolutionary metaphors would have us believe.
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How Mendel's pea plants helped us understand genetics - Hortensia Jiménez Díaz

How Mendel's pea plants helped us understand genetics - Hortensia Jiménez Díaz | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
Each father and mother pass down traits to their children, who inherit combinations of their dominant or recessive alleles. But how do we know so much about genetics today?
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Chapter 8

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Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one | Video on TED.com

"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk.
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For inspiration.

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Sex determination: More complicated than you thought - Aaron Reedy

Sex determination: More complicated than you thought - Aaron Reedy | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
From something as small and complex as a chromosome to something as seemingly simple as the weather, sex determination systems vary significantly across the animal kingdom.
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TED-Ed Blog» Blog Archive A guide for using TED-Ed in your chemistry classroom «

TED-Ed Blog» Blog Archive A guide for using TED-Ed in your chemistry classroom « | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
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Definitely use Atoms: Ionic & Covalent bonding for intro bio

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What’s the Matter With Kansas’ Schools?

What’s the Matter With Kansas’ Schools? | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
The state’s relentless cuts in education could hurt the whole country.
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good opinion piece

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What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn

What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
Is personalized medicine for individual bodies in our future? Possibly -- with the use of stem cells, undifferentiated cells with the power to become any tissue in our bodies. Craig A.
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Solving the puzzle of the periodic table - Eric Rosado

Solving the puzzle of the periodic table - Eric Rosado | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
How did the periodic table of elements revolutionize our understanding of the world? What scientists contributed to the table we have today? Eric Rosado discusses the key people and discoveries that have molded our understanding of chemistry today.
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What's wrong with what we eat? | TED Playlists | TED

What's wrong with what we eat? | TED Playlists | TED | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
It's easy to worry about food: Are we eating the wrong stuff? What about people who don't have enough to eat? These talks examine the problems -- and some compelling solutions.
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The wacky history of cell theory - Lauren Royal-Woods

The wacky history of cell theory - Lauren Royal-Woods | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
Scientific discovery isn't as simple as one good experiment. The weird and wonderful history of cell theory illuminates the twists and turns that came together to build the foundations of biology.
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How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones? - George Zaidan

How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones? - George Zaidan | For Intro Classes | Scoop.it
How do cancer cells grow? How does chemotherapy fight cancer (and cause negative side effects)? The answers lie in cell division. George Zaidan explains how rapid cell division is cancer’s "strength" -- and also its weakness.
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